27 JUNE 1896, Page 11

Sources of New Testament Greek. By the Rev. H. A.

A. Kennedy. (T. and T. Clark.)—Dr. Kennedy's argument may be briefly put in this way, that the New Testament Greek and that of the Septuagint, from which it is largely drawn, is to a groat extent colloquial. It would be impossible to give this argument in its detail, but one interesting part is the lists of words which are common to the New Testament and (1) the fragments of Greek comedians other than Aristophanes, and (2) Aristophanes. It is in the comedians chiefly that the colloquial and the literary parts of a language appear in juxtaposition.